Univer­sity pres­i­dent faced with ar­rest re­signs

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

The in­terim pres­i­dent of Puerto Rico’s largest pub­lic univer­sity has re­signed just hours be­fore she was or­dered to end a stu­dent strike or face jail time. Nivia Fer­nan­dez stepped down on Tues­day along with three mem­bers of the board of gov­er­nors of the Univer­sity of Puerto Rico. A judge on Mon­day had threat­ened to ar­rest Fer­nan­dez if she did not present a plan to re­open the univer­sity. Stu­dents shut­tered the univer­sity nearly two months ago to protest $450 mil­lion in pro­posed bud­get cuts sought by a fed­eral con­trol board.

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